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Panama City Beach Preparing for Wednesday Budget Workshop

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It is budget season once again for Panama City Beach and the City Council is preparing for some major construction projects this next fiscal year.

Those projects are new buildings at City Hall and a new Police Department.

The PD is asking for 2.7 million dollars to redo their outdated building.

Chief Drew Whitman walked News 13 through the department in May to point out the badly needed renovations.

In addition, around 1 million will go towards redoing the water and planning buildings at City Hall.

Wednesday's work shop with go through the various budgets.

The general fund is coming in lower at 30.3 million for 2014, versus 31.7 million this year. That is including the construction.

In addition, the Community Redevelopment Agency will be presenting their near term work plan for 2014 Front and Back Beach improvements and development.

City Manager, Mario Gisbert, says their main goal was to stay close to the vest in order to see these much needed improvements.

We've tightened our belt as tight as we can, and we'll see what council will like for us to do (Wednesday) and we'll go from there. Right now, we've got a fairly tight budget, and look forward to hearing the comments," said Gisbert

Wednesday's budget workshop begins at 9am at City Hall in Panama City Beach.

It is open to the public.